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    Default Re: Banning of Bedsits from Feb 2013- More Homelessness

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Joe Duffy took a call from someone today about the new regulations banning bedsits ( a Green Party measure from 4 years ago) are going to kick in in February.

    Not everyone would want to live in a bedsit, but they sure as heck are better than the streets. They are also cheaper than other accommodation. Quite a few people in them have been in them for decades and are elderly, often single men.

    I am concerned that these tenants if evicted may in some cases end up homeless.

    http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en...ml?tab=related
    To boot there is also the students. Often a bedsit was the only form of alternative accommodation available that was within budget for students to rent.
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    Default Re: Primetime on Homelessness Nov 22 2011

    Paul Doyle was found dead on ground beside Tesco in Bray last Saturday morning. Hypothermia is not ruled out.

    Bray Council has decided to leave the Bray Heritage Centre and Lifeguard's hut heated and open, but unsupervised, during the cold weather.

    They say there are only 2-3 homeless people in Bray: the demand for the service may well turn out to be higher.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...medium=twitter
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    Default Re: Homeless in Ireland

    Paul Doyle, seemed to have been a man very well known to the services, and someone struggling with difficulties.

    http://www.herald.ie/news/man-33-is-...y-3323465.html

    http://www.braypeople.ie/news/defend...f-3141381.html
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    Default Re: Primetime on Homelessness Nov 22 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Paul Doyle was found dead on ground beside Tesco in Bray last Saturday morning. Hypothermia is not ruled out.

    Bray Council has decided to leave the Bray Heritage Centre and Lifeguard's hut heated and open, but unsupervised, during the cold weather.

    They say there are only 2-3 homeless people in Bray: the demand for the service may well turn out to be higher.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...medium=twitter
    Those calling for mortgage debt write off should explain why scarce resources should be spent on housing people who could afford to make their own provision while others die of the cold on our streets.

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    Default Re: Primetime on Homelessness Nov 22 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by Baron von Biffo View Post
    Those calling for mortgage debt write off should explain why scarce resources should be spent on housing people who could afford to make their own provision while others die of the cold on our streets.
    I am at a loss why you should make that particular connection with homelessness.

    There is massive homelessness in many places without a mortgage debt problem.

    There is no mortgage debt write off and there is homelessness.

    Failure to deal with mortage debt is far more likely to lead to more homelessness, than less.
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    Default Re: Primetime on Homelessness Nov 22 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    I am at a loss why you should make that particular connection with homelessness.

    There is massive homelessness in many places without a mortgage debt problem.

    There is no mortgage debt write off and there is homelessness.

    Failure to deal with mortage debt is far more likely to lead to more homelessness, than less.
    Mortgage debt write-down is often misrepresented as a housing issue but it isn't, it's a property issue.

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    Default Re: Primetime on Homelessness Nov 22 2011

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Paul Doyle was found dead on ground beside Tesco in Bray last Saturday morning. Hypothermia is not ruled out.

    Bray Council has decided to leave the Bray Heritage Centre and Lifeguard's hut heated and open, but unsupervised, during the cold weather.

    They say there are only 2-3 homeless people in Bray: the demand for the service may well turn out to be higher.

    http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...medium=twitter
    As things get worse over the next few weeks and the weather gets colder people are going to die on the streets from the cold. Already in the car park under where I work a couple of months back a homeless guy was found to have died from hypothermia. With all the unused NAMA buildings we could provide housing for them.
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    There are deaths every year of people in their homes and on the streets from hypothermia.

    http://www.rte.ie/news/2011/1206/dublin.html

    http://www.independent.ie/national-n...s-2956148.html
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    http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/my-c...23507-Dec2012/

    Harrowing experiences of a young homeless man on the streets. Underlines why the hostel situation in Ireland needs to be looked at and reformed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fluffybiscuits View Post
    http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/my-c...23507-Dec2012/

    Harrowing experiences of a young homeless man on the streets. Underlines why the hostel situation in Ireland needs to be looked at and reformed.
    And this report on someone, an Irish person, on the streets for months because refused benefits under the Habitual Residency regulations (the Government has since been pressured on this by the EU)

    http://www.thejournal.ie/readme/colu...34795-Sep2011/
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    There are 500 other people in the same situation
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    Default Re: Homeless in Ireland

    http://businessetc.thejournal.ie/bed...79134-Feb2013/

    New rules come in to force today which effectively ban bedsits. The grace period is up ..
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    http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland...ss-226486.html

    Examiner reporting that the biggest cause of homelessness is family disputes in the Mid West Region. Limerick has a high proportion of those whoever are suffering from drug or alcohol addiciton. The report mentions there will be an improvement of services to ascertain those in need of emergency accommodation.
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    RTE is screening a programme this evening at 8.30 on what happens to tenants when their landlords go bust. Eviction, in many cases, without their deposits being returned as they are "unsecured creditors." I posted last year on a man now homeless in Dublin who had been evicted from his flat in Limerick by Nama. He had been up to date with his rent, but could not raise a deposit to get a new tenancy.

    Lack of ability to raise a month's deposit is a recurring reason for homelessness.
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    Default Re: Homeless in Ireland

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    RTE is screening a programme this evening at 8.30 on what happens to tenants when their landlords go bust. Eviction, in many cases, without their deposits being returned as they are "unsecured creditors." I posted last year on a man now homeless in Dublin who had been evicted from his flat in Limerick by Nama. He had been up to date with his rent, but could not raise a deposit to get a new tenancy.

    Lack of ability to raise a month's deposit is a recurring reason for homelessness.
    One would think that some intelligent legislator out there would pen some law that would have deposits put in neutral accounts, to protect those who own the deposits in the first instance...

    Unfortunately tis like Sodom and Gomorrah. There are no intelligent or caring legislators.

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